Woman struck by car on Route 146 in North Smithfield

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Route 146 was temporarily closed Monday evening after a woman trying to cross the busy highway was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

According to police, the 52-year-old was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The incident reportedly occurred around 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 at the intersection of the highway and Sayles Hill Road.

Rhode Island State Police have not released the name of the victim but said she was attempting to cross in an area that’s not approved for pedestrian crossing. A car traveling southbound struck the woman after going through a green light.

The driver reportedly stayed at the scene and cooperated, and police said no criminal charges were expected.

The vehicle was towed from the scene, and the highway was reopened around 8:30 p.m.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. RI should be held responsible for their shoddy signage during all this road construction in nearly every major highway in this state………..INSTEAD of taking on soooo many bridges, highways, exits just FOCUS on a few from start to finish

  2. Now another one last night. Foot traffic in that area has always been dangerous but the construction has made it considerably worse. I feel like the the State left themselves open for lawsuits on these accidents.

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